Griffin changes boots as Cougars? season looms

CQU Berserker right midfielder Chris Griffin is eager for more soccer beyond the club season.

However, he is not ready to hang up the club boots just yet and will be a key player in his side's Minniecon and Burke Wesley Hall Cup major semi-final against minor premiers Frenchville at Ryan Park tonight.

Once the club commitments are over Griffin will anxiously await another representative season with the Central Queensland Cougars in the State Cup.

"I don't want a break ? Cougars are awesome and I want to keep my fitness up,'' he said.

It is this youthful enthusiasm which makes Griffin one of the most dangerous players in the Central Queensland first division league.

He might be young in years, still only an 18-year-old, but Griffin is in his fourth season of top division soccer after making his debut as a Year 10 student with the Cap Coast club.

CQU Berserker coach Brad Smith said Griffin had a huge work rate and was always willing to learn and listen.

Smith will be without striker Mitch Williams for the remainder of the season after he was this week suspended for three weeks and they are also without Wayne Porter who injured his ankle in last weekend's final round game.

However, Tim Murphy and Ben McMaster are chances of returning from injuries this weekend.



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